Appleby Horse Fair Community Drop-in Event

Appleby Horse Fair 2015 Credit: PA

An event will be held where local residents in South Lakeland can learn more about arrangements for this year's Appleby Horse Fair, and share any concerns or ideas.

The fair will be running from the 8th to the 14th of June and attracts up to 40,000 visitors.

The pre-fair drop-in meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th of May, at Barbon Village Hall from 4-6pm.

South Lakeland District Council say they will work with local authorities and to manage the migration of Travellers to and from the fair. Temporary stopping point sites will also be organised for traditional and motorised caravans.

The temporary stopping points will be available from Tuesday 30th May to Thursday 8th June and Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June at:

  • Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Middleton Common, near Sedbergh
  • Rawthey Bridge, Cautley, near Sedbergh
  • Scrogg Bank, Sedbergh

Through our arrangements leading up to, during and after the fair we want to ensure the movement of Gypsies and Travellers through the district is safe and enjoyable for everyone and to reduce the impact on the environment.

– John Barwise, SLDC’s Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer

Anyone who cannot make the drop-in meeting but would like to raise any issues can contact SLDC’s streetcare team by emailing: or calling 01539 733333.